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Coronavirus | Updates, advice and resources for families and practitioners

Coronavirus | Guidance for all families in Redbridge

Get the latest updates on changes to local and national services, including links to the key advice pages from the NHS and GOV.UK.

NHS Health Information


If you think you might have or could be developing the symptoms associated with Coronavirus please follow the advice from the NHS at

How to protect yourself and others

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you or anyone else in your household is displaying these symptoms it is important that you read the Stay at Home Guidance for Households with Possible Infection from GOV.UK and self-isolate immediately. 

In addition to the self-isolation measures above, everyone is being asked to follow Social Distancing Guidance available on GOV.UK. 

Schools, education and childcare

Food and shopping

You can find a range of advice on food and shopping safely on the London Borough of Redbridge website:

Changes to public services

Changes to council services  

There will be changes to some council services due to the current coronavirus situation. Find out about changes to the following services at the Changes to Redbridge Services page on the Redbridge Council website. 

Children’s Centres   

Children’s Centres are currently closed. For family support enquiries please email

Families Information Direct (FiND)     

The FiND Helpline is not currently available by telephone. We are continuing to provide information and guidance by email, please contact

Changes to national services  

Driving Tests, suspensions and theory tests, excluding critical workers. More info on GOV.UK

Visits to Prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. More info

Planning Inspectorate (GOV.UK). More info

Courts and tribunals planning and preparation (GOV.UK). More info

Benefits and financial support

Housing – information on rent, mortgages and for landlords

The Council has a page providing information on measures put in place by government to protect renters and landlords. More info...  

There is also guidance available on GOV.UK on housing support for homeowners. See links below:

Social distancing

GOV.UK provides guidance for everyone on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). More info...

Ideas and support during isolation   

Social distancing measures: we need to do everything we can to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. More info 

21 things to do whilst social distancing: Coronavirus and social distancing is limiting, especially when trying to plan evening or weekend activities. Initially being at home can be a novelty, but after a while we all need new ideas to stop ourselves from becoming bored and to remain in contact with our community. More info...

Tips for helping you through social isolation: If you are self-isolating due to the current coronavirus pandemic, check out these tips. More info...

Top tips to keep young minds educated, entertained and connected: following the school closures that are now in place across the borough, we wanted to lend a helping hand to parents with ideas and tips to help keep children educated, entertained and connected to family and friends while indoors. More info


RedbridgeCVS is the local umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector. They are working in partnership with the Council to coordinate efforts to support the community response in Redbridge. More info...   

Redbridge Joins Together is a Facebook Group for Redbridge residents who want to support others during the coronavirus outbreak as well as those who need some help themselves. More info...

NHS Volunteering Scheme info to follow...


For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) please use the links below: 

  • Information for British citizens travelling abroad. More info
  • Foreign travel advice for each country. More info

Families with SEND

For the latest news, updates and support available from SEND services for families with SEND. More info...

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